Need Gym Motivation? Try These Tricks!

has this ever happened to you? You peel your eyes away from your computer screen only to look at your watch and realize it’s 5pm. You’ve put in a hard day’s work, sorted through a thousand emails, gave a killer presentation, double-booked meetings, and now it’s time to sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic. You’re exhausted and the…

Pumpkin Protein Muffins

Pumpkin doesn’t discriminate against the season and neither do I. Sometimes I just get the urge to bake, and sometimes I get the urge to eat everything with pumpkin spice. Basic? Maybe. Delicious? Definitely. These muffins are lightly sweet and perfect to pack as a snack or enjoy before a tough workout. Don’t wait until…

How to Track Your Macros

Since this site was only recently born, I thought it would be best to incorporate a post about the basics of counting macro-nutrients (or “macros”). This is the foundation of a flexible approach to dieting and can be extremely helpful in attaining your fitness goals. Before we begin, I would like to make it clear…

Homemade Quest Style Protein Bars

I love quest bars! Honestly, I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t. But even though I am a loyal customer of Quest Nutrition products, sometimes my wallet doesn’t favor spending over $2 on a single bar. Luckily, I was able to find an awesome product that allows me to make my own Quest-style protein bars at home…

Surviving a Bachelorette Weekend

Ah, The Bachelorette Party. A time for women to bond over bottomless cocktails, bodycon dresses, X-rated symbolism, and a few rounds of Never Have I Ever all in honor of the upcoming nuptials of a close friend. A period of reflection for the bride-to-be on her final days as a (not-so) single woman and preparation…

Shred Fest 2015

 It’s time to get shredded! Our cut began on March 1st and we are pretty pumped to see the results of our hard work in about 10-12 weeks. Jack and I are both adjusting our macros and incorporating a little more cardio in our workouts to burn fat. Personally, I would rather increase my cardio before…

Pancake Bowl

I just can’t say it enough. I LOVE PANCAKES. But during the week, it is a race against the clock to tame my unruly hair, pack lunches, put makeup on, make breakfast for both of us, and manage to get out the door in time to beat the Atlanta morning rush. This recipe is super…

How I Maintained My Weight During the Holidays

If you’re anything like me, the holidays always start out extremely joyful and end in a painful stomach ache from too much food and a pounding migraine from too much family time. And if you’re really like me, the holidays also end in a much-needed shopping trip to replace the wardrobe that is now somehow too small to be…

How I Lost 10 Pounds in 8 Weeks

When I committed to losing 10 pounds, I didn’t exactly have a plan on how to do it. This was really unlike me since I have been a planner for as long as I can remember. I love scheduling out my days, planning my meals, and organizing my workouts. To me, planning these things helps…

Devil’s Food Cupcakes

Hello chocolate, come to mama! These cupcakes are not only chocolatey-delicious heaven in your mouth, they are also the easiest recipe on this plant to make. The only thing you can do to screw these up is forget about them in the oven. You heard me right – you have one job. Also, I guarantee your…

“Have I Gained Weight?”

At the start of 2014, I was in the best shape I’d ever been. Eight months, one music festival, countless trips to Tennessee, and a new boyfriend later, I couldn’t say the same thing. Considering I was single at the beginning of the year, I knew there was only one person to blame for this…

Hiking Snow Lake

Back in August, Jack and I had the pleasure of flying out to the Seattle to celebrate the nuptials of two very good friends. Since neither of us had been to Seattle or the West Coast, we decided to extend our vacation by a few days to accommodate all of the activities we had in…